True knowledge often makes people rebellions against injustice and exploitation, like the Muslims in the sub-continent, the Kurds currently, in turkey, Iran and Iraq, Russian proletariats against the Tsarist Empire, the British's thirteen colonies
against its own hegemonic empire etc.
As I think about the grandeur of those celebrations, I wonder what my ancestors arriving at that city so many years ago were feeling and experiencing: United Empire Loyalists fleeing from the Thirteen Colonies
or, years later, immigrants arriving from Ireland and Scotland.
In fact, it can help scholars and students alike to avoid teleology and exceptionalism by reminding us that "there were more than thirteen colonies
in eighteenth-century British America" and that colonial American history therefore should not take as its endpoint the American Revolution (p.
The original thirteen colonies
pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to form a government protecting everyone's right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
* A New and Accurate Map of the English Empire in North America: This primary source shows how large an area the Thirteen Colonies
were and students should ascertain the difficulties the British would have managing a rebellion in such a formidable and foreign territory.
Being one of the original thirteen colonies
, Pennsylvania naturally owns many historical monuments and landmarks.
"It has been the Will of Heaven, that We should be thrown into Existence at a Period, when the greatest Philosophers and Lawgivers of Antiquity would have wished to have lived: a Period, when a Coincidence of Circumstances, without Example, has afforded to thirteen Colonies
at once an opportunity, of beginning Government anew from the Foundation and building as they choose.
There were only about 2,500 Jews in the thirteen colonies
when the Revolution broke out.
While it has been celebrated throughout the nation since at least the early 19th century - and was given a uniform date by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 - its roots are much deeper, predating the Fourth of July, the Founding Fathers, and even the establishment of the thirteen colonies
His aim is to explain how each of the thirteen colonies
treated its respective judiciary and "when and why" these judiciaries became independent.
Independence Day marks the nation's founding and the July 4, 1776, signing of the Declaration of Independence: a letter announcing the separation of the Thirteen Colonies
from Great Britain.